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Webinar: The health and social dimension of adult skills in Canada

This webinar will take place in English with a simultaneous French translation.

Canadians with higher levels of literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills generally report better health, and stronger connections with their communities and society. This is a key finding from The Health and Social Dimensions of Adult Skills in Canada, a new report released in February 2018 by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

This webinar will outline key findings and implications from the report on relationships among adult skills, health and social well-being. This evidence can importantly inform research, policy and interventions across sectors to improve health and well-being through action on social determinants of health.


Teri Emrich
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
Andrea Long
Senior Policy Analyst, Public Health Agency of Canada
Yitian Tao
Analyst, Council of Ministers of Education, Canada
Karen Serwonka
Senior Policy Advisor, Health Equity and Prevention Unit, Population and Public Health Branch of Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living

Related Resources

The Health and Social Dimensions of Adult Skills in Canada (2018)  

Recording here (English only)

  • Presenters:
  • Teri Emrich
    Teri Emrich

    Teri Emrich, BSc, MPH, PhD

    Knowledge Translation Specialist

    Teri is a Registered Dietitian with experience working in population health at both the federal and provincial level. She has professional experiences in monitoring and evaluating public health programs and frameworks, public health practice capacity building, and public health policy research. Teri also develops and teaches undergraduate nutrition courses. Teri earned her BSc in Human Nutrition at StFX, and her MPH in Community Nutrition and PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto. She has completed CIHR fellowships in Public Health Policy and Population Intervention for Chronic Disease Prevention.

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